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Professor Greg Munro to Speak at National Conference on Institutional Assessment

Posted August 3, 2009

Professor Greg MunroOn September 11-13, 2009, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host "Legal Education at the Crossroads v.3: A Conference on Assessment." This conference — the first of its kind — responds to the calls for better methods of student, teaching, and institutional assessment made in the Carnegie Report and in Best Practices for Legal Education. The conference will be particularly useful for law teachers and deans interested or engaged in developing and implementing outcomes measures.

Speakers include UM Law Professor Greg Munro, a leading expert on law school institutional assessment, Steven Bahls, the chair of the ABA committee developing an outcomes-based accreditation standard, and Christopher Johnson, former general counsel at General Motors, who will discuss the real world implications of outcomes assessment. Other sessions will offer the latest thinking on student and teacher assessment from law teachers and scholars actively engaged in implementing and assessing best practices.

"Law schools, professors, and accrediting agencies are recognizing assessment as a crucial element of education," said UM Law Dean Irma Russell. "In addition to assessing the skills and learning of individual students, the work of Professor Munro and other experts advances our understanding of learning and teaching and improves our effectiveness in preparing lawyers and leaders." 

More information about the conference, including links to the complete program and registration, can be found at: http://www.law.du.edu/assessment-conference. You may also follow updates for the conference on Twitter: @LEC3A